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Antioxidant in cherries and other colored fruit may increase insulin production by pancreatic cells

Laboratory studies indicate that chemicals called anthocyanins found naturally in cherries and other colored fruit can increase insulin production in pancreatic cells by 50%. The mechanism whereby this occurs is yet to be determined. Anthocyanins are an antioxidant which is also believed to have protective effect against heart disease and cancer.

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About: Antioxidant in cherries and other colored fruit may increase insulin production by pancreatic cells

Date: 21 December 2004

Source: News From Russia

URL: http://newsfromrussia.com/science/2004/12/21/57520.html

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